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Metro Briefs April 23
Living & Learning , a service of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services, will hold a program on “Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family” on Sunday, April 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple D...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Imagination, self-expression color Adat Shalom’s Preschool art show
Last Thursday, the preschool at Adat Shalom was transformed into an art gallery.  Almost 250 attendees gathered at the Cheswick synagogue for the preschool’s annual dinner and art show. The entire ...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired at early age, ‘frum’ writer targets younger audience
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, then-fourth-grader Chani Altein would reply with confidence: “I want to be an author.” Now, some years later, after having penned and published si...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli dance in Pittsburgh: It’s a ‘win-win-win’ for the community
Lynn Berman grew up like many young girls, taking those obligatory ballet lessons throughout her childhood; she was one of those kids who performed in “The Nutcracker” every year in her hometown of...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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New city police chief focuses on pride, raising morale
New Pittsburgh police chief, Cameron McLay, has a “passion for reform,” he told about two dozen Jewish community leaders — including rabbis, congregational executive directors, and organizational h...
Apr 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillel Academy’s proposed renovations raise neighborhood concerns
Residents of Bartlett Street and supporters of Hillel Academy gathered in the first-floor conference room of the John C. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross St. to present evidence regarding Hillel Ac...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer Center Mission fosters Israeli connections through ‘kitchen table’ experience
Amy Cohen and five community members recently traveled to the Israeli city of Karmiel and the Misgav region for the third annual Volunteer Center Mission to Israel. Cohen, manager of the Jewish Vol...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event
Edith Bell, a Holocaust survivor brought to the University of Pittsburgh by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace-Pittsburgh last week to, in the words of promotional m...
Apr 22, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inclusive’ Yom HaShoah program offers traditional commemoration
More than 500 members of the Pittsburgh community traveled to Heinz Hall for the annual Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day program. As in years past, the event included a traditional candle li...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Riding the French countryside in the Jewish-Muslim friendship bus
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jun 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BESANCON, France -- On a hot afternoon in early June, an unusual looking bus is parked in the central square of this historic city in eastern France. Passers-by cast sidelong glances at the brightl...
Israeli wealthy class grows, transforming a country
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jun 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel -- Some of the wealthiest Israelis live on Galei Tchelet Street in this coastal town on a narrow road that seems to groan under the weight of its many mansions. Rooftops an...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Jun 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Lynn Claire Feinberg of Oslo, Norway, will visit Ohr Nistar , a Jewish Renewal Chavura, on Saturday, July 3, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Feinberg is the first woman rabbi in Norway and all of Scandin...
OU, Reform weigh in on Kagan
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two major Jewish religious groups weighed in on Elana Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Orthodox Union, while noting that it does not endorse nominees, said in a letter to ...
Ehud Barak critical of razing Palestinian houses
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized a plan to redevelop an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood that would raze 22 Palestinian houses. Barak, in the United States for talks with Obama administ...
American travelers warned to exercise caution in Israel
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. State Department warned Americans to "exercise a high degree of caution" while traveling in highly trafficked areas in Israel. It also said that Americans should avoid West Bank demonstrat...
Hamas again rejects Red Cross-Shalit visit
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas has turned down another official request from the International Red Cross to visit Gilad Shalit in the Gaza Strip. Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the terrorist group that ru...
Ban upheld on ‘peaceful’ aid to terror groups
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law forbidding support for peaceful activities to terrorist organizations. In the case of Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, the court on Monda...
Banana lovers take heart; help for rainforests is on the way
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that bananas are taboo for anyone who is concerned about rainforest destruction? Even if I seek out “fair trade” or organic bananas, am I feeding the demand, which is cau...
WQED to air documentary of Gershwin devotee
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Every kid has an idol. An actor. A rock star. The president. But when Richard Glazier was growing up, he looked up to a much more mature brand of public figure: composer. And some of America’s most...